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When you pry-off the piece in the first step, it reveals the screw that holds the speaker. The screw is very close to the windshield and will require a very, very short screwdriver.
 

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bobterry99 said:
The 2nd image that shows the screw (2) should be rotated 180 degrees...When you pry-off the piece in the first step, it reveals the screw that holds the speaker. The screw is very close to the windshield and will require a very, very short screwdriver.
Bob, Thanks, the vertical vanes have disconnected from one another. When I get the vent out will I be able to reconnect the vanes or should I plan on purchasing a new air vent nozzle p/n 1298300154 9115 (black) for $53.90? Is there a trick to removing the speaker grille p/n 1296800139 9115 (black) without damage? Does that speaker phillips head need to be removed? If so I guess I could use a small socket set that holds a phillips head to remove. I was hopeful that I only would need to remove the two phillips heads in the second picture. Any other suggestions?
 

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You might be able to repair the vent, and yes, you have to remove the screw that you asked about. The speaker grille is a very tight fit and a bit of a struggle to remove.
 

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Here's my question.

Has anyone ever seperated an 'Air Vent Nozzle' from an 'Air Vent Duct'?

If so, after I pull the Nozzle forward from the Duct and seperate the two will I be able to reconnect them as easily?
Is there enough left side ducting inside the dash that I can pull it out and connect the Nozzle to the Duct then push it back in?
Removing the vent out of the dash

Note: Prior to a parts purchase I took most of the 'Left Air Vent' assembly apart in order to get an idea of the parts need for the repair. The vent vanes stopped moving because some of the plasic parts broke inside. So I finally broke down and bought a 'Left Air Vent Nozzle' and a 'Left Speaker Grill' for a total of $76.86 shipped from Parts.com.
 

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Is there enough left side ducting inside the dash that I can pull it out and connect the Nozzle to the Duct then push it back in?
Yes. The duct is long and flexible. You will have no problems reconnecting the vent.
 

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Thanks again Bob.

Everything turned out great. I'm glad I spent $12.00 for a new speaker grill because as you know the original one is difficult to get out and anytime you force old plastic something is bound to break. In this case it's the little tabs that hold it in place.
 

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When you pry-off the piece in the first step, it reveals the screw that holds the speaker. The screw is very close to the windshield and will require a very, very short screwdriver.
I used a 1/4" ratchet with a 1/4" socket and a Phillips head bit, like I use in my battery powered screwdriver.

See the attached pictures below.
 

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Last week I decided to replace the dashboard in one of my cars.
No not the SL, the sun in Los Angeles cooks dashboards.

I am not going to go in deatails on how, but I see that you are asking about
tools for very tight spaces.
You need this tool special in our cars.
Try to remove the hidden screw in the chrome cover by the main soft top support,
and many tight places that you have less then 2" space.
You will thank me.

On of the life saving tools is the Craftsman 7 piece reversible ratcheting
screwdriver bit wrench set item p/n 00947477000 for $19.99

And yes you can use in it, Allen, Torx, any type bits you wish.

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aam.
 

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You need this tool special in our cars. Try to remove the hidden screw in the chrome cover by the main soft top support, and many tight places that you have less then 2" space. You will thank me.

On of the life saving tools is the Craftsman 7 piece reversible ratcheting screwdriver
bit wrench set item p/n 00947477000 for $19.99

And yes you can use in it, Allen, Torx, any type bits you wish.
Albert, this looks like a must have tool for all our toolboxs for $19.99 at
Craftsman 7 pc. Bit Wrench Set, SAE - Model 47477 at Sears.com
 

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Lynn, you are the best. These are the tools.
I also have the 1/4 with the socket bits set that you have used, but it is too tall for really tight spots.
I also used it on the seat screws that is so hard to remove with
a 1/4 ratchet & bit.
The set comes with three ratchets different degrees the caps are magnetized to
hold the bits in.
The bits that come with the set are not important to me sins I have many different sets.
It is a must have only if you do repairs. Haha.

I also recommend two 3/8 ratchets one works like an ordinary but if you turn the handle
the head spins, part#24903.
The other is a moltiposition head that you can adjust the head at 45, 90, and strait
degrees part#24900 they are made by Husky.


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The price is right.
Nice but too tall, no much leverage on tight screws.
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So i need a buddy in US for me to buy and ship for me after i send the money to him ....


I have checked parts.com, couldn't find the vent nozzle from the part number 1298300154, closest thing is the air vent grille from a 1991 300SL which is $70.15. Is this the one?
 

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So i need a buddy in US for me to buy and ship for me after i send the money to him ....


I have checked parts.com, couldn't find the vent nozzle from the part number 1298300154, closest thing is the air vent grille from a 1991 300SL which is $70.15. Is this the one?
Try p/n A12983001549115 that will give you a LEFT black nozzle. You did not use the last four digits for the black color code combined with the nozzle p/n for $70.15 plus S&H in the US.

The LEFT black grill is p/n A12968001399115 for $14.95 plus S&H in the US only.

Note: you need to put a capital 'A' in front of the p/n if you are outside of the US. If you are checking prices at Parts.com then take the 'A' OFF of the p/n.

The interior colored parts usually have a four digit color code that pertains to your particular VIN.
 

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My left air vent has been taken apart at some stage and is missing the one vane with the small gear mounted on it directing the air from left to right.

Does anyone have a broken vent with this part still in good order - 1994 SL500.

Gabriel
 
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